If an amalgamation of folk metal, symphonic, power, doom, post- and black styles, which the band dubs as Druid metal, sounds like something you’d be interested in listening to, then Unshine might well become your new favourite band. Yesterday they released a new album, Astrala, via Rockshots Records.

Says the guitarist Harri of this magnum opus: “Unshine has always been a band without the traditional role models. The most important thing in a song is the melody. Sounds and rhythms create the overall atmosphere, but the melody wakes up the whole ancient story in it to life. Secondly, it all starts from nature and it all will end with nature. This cuts through all aspects of our music. It echoes from those landscapes the modern world has almost totally abandoned and forgotten. The songs try to re-unite the old bonds between the dolmen gods and the digitized mankind. Nature is not our enemy; it’s our physical, but especially our spiritual home. That’s why we call our music druid metal.”

Astrala Track Listing:
Birch of Fornjot (1:35)
Kainun Kuningas (5:13)
Jack’s Feast (6:38)
The Masks of Enchantment (4:54)
Pan The One (4:44)
Druids Are A-Coming (4:11)
Slow Moving Creatures (5:19)
Visionary’s Last Breath (5:32)
Suo (Kantaa Ruumiit) (6:06)
The Forest (10:28)